Friday, February 2, 2018

Payday Pack - Get Out Of The Way, Verlander!

Pack #3 in my series of packs I got from a repack box is from the 2016 Topps Opening Day set. Let's rip it open and see what gems lie in waiting. Here are the 3 best of the bunch:

3rd Place

2016 Topps Opening Day #OD-31 Alex Gordon

Alex Gordon looks up at the fluffy white cloud hovering just above him.

2nd Place

2016 Topps Opening Day - Striking Distance #SD-8 Justin Verlander

This is a great looking card. I really like the graphics used. There's only one problem, and it's the only reason why this card didn't take first place. Verlander's arm is blocking the text! It's quite annoying. If you were unfamiliar with this insert, you wouldn't be able to tell what it was from looking at the front.

1st Place

2016 Topps Opening Day #OD-160 Anthony Gose

Despite Verlander's attempt to sabotage his own card, the Tigers will not be denied today! This is an amazing action shot of Gose sliding into base. If you stare at this card too long, you may get spiked, or at least have some up that dirt fly into your eyes!

Others Not Appearing On Stage:
#OD-195 Jake Arrieta
#OD-66 Sonny Gray
#OD-122 Masahiro Tanaka
#OD-49 Erasmo Ramirez

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